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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH IN THE BLM SECTION  BLM1 Refutation     BLM2 Responsiveness     BLM3 Groups of Concern      BLM4 Old Black Panthers     BLM5 (here) Nationwide Riots Riots and Abusively Accumulative Protests Related to BLM Attacks - around the country  ARIZONA- Phoenix     COLORADO- Alamosa     Denver     FLORIDA- Miami      ILLINOIS- Chicago     KANSAS/MISSOURI Kansas City areas     -Overland Park     KENTUCKY- Louisville     MARYLAND- Baltimore     MICHIGAN-Lansing      MINNESOTA- St. Paul     BLM losing support    Articles on damage, etc    NEBRASKA-Omaha     NEW MEXICO- Albuquerque     NEW YORK-Rochester   OREGON (Protests Abusively Accumulative across state) -Eugene    Klamath Falls     Portland     Coastal Areas     PENNSYLVANIA-Lancaster     UTAH  -Provo     WASHINGTON-Seattle      WASHINGTON, DC      WISCONSIN-Wauwatosa    Kenosha    NATIONWIDE       BLM6 Oregon Riots 2020     BLM7 Resources     BLM8 Black-Centric Media     BLM9 Starkes     BLM10 ACT Letters     BLM11  Radical Islam                                                                                                                                       BLM12 govt     BLM13 Support     BLM14 BLM Funding/Terrorist links     BLM15 Russia-History     BLM16 Maps of BLM Riots 2020     BLM17 Black Police Chiefs Problems and Issues     BLM18 Black Attorney Generals     BLM19 Black Mayors Notes Backlog 3   Black Lives Matter input from bulk of #1 News/#2 Personal Notes Jews/Israelis -possible biases  (Also see Notes #1-News and #2/Personal)  (scroll down if an item’s link is not active)  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --  Note from PF:  Abusively Accumulative Protests means that the Black Lives Matter movement was particularly excessive in its hammering of cities and towns of a particular state.  Oregon is one such abused state.  Minnesota of course is another, as it is the home of the George Floyd event.  The protests have made their point way back when already, people understand the message.  However, behind the overt messages are a whole slew of other things going on, including extremely planned and orchestrated anti-American warfare by several bodies.  Some people doing the bad things to America are black power players from other countries, Islamic groups, illegal aliens of various sorts.  Black/Brown/LGBT Surround Sound As indicated elsewhere, there are signs of lying, coverups, bullying, bribing, extortion, disappearing people and things, and murders in a zone of influence referred to here as black/brown/LGBT surround sound, so watch for antics like: everyone or many who surround the case or issue are black.    Police chiefs, black attorneys/special prosecutors, black media writers and TV news anchors, black attorney generals, black judges, black senators who are also attorneys, etc.  Pay attention to when they came in and how.  Then watch for white leftist (often LGBT), Hispanic/Latino/Chicano news writers/anchors and more.  Watch for corrupt or corrupted businesses providing the video footage.  Watch for switch-ins where a white person is put in place and blamed instead of a black person who actually did the bad deed.  If whites are guilty, so be it, but do watch for such antics and be prepared to investigate.  Also watch for white cops in custody being mistreated to downright abused; they might even be in serious danger.  If Black or other Muslims are in charge of the case against the white police officer or other white person, watch for the type of abuse found in Middle Eastern or Black tyrannical nations.  Such abuse could include physical and sexual abuse, including torture.  This could be going on behind the scenes.   As also indicated elsewhere several of the white-on-black cases probably need to be re-investigated and perhaps even re-tried posthumously or otherwise.  It might require a special issue-specific program to be able to re-enter these cases into the criminal investigative and judicial forum. Communists in government:  the few notes by state of politicians might be dated, but at least show a historical trend of politicians with leftist orientations. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ARIZONA Phoenix 2020/08/27 https //www azcentral com/picture-gallery/news/local/phoenix/2020/05/29/hundreds-gather-downtown-phoenix- protest-death-george-floyd-minneapolis/5281116002/ https //www newsbreak com/arizona/phoenix/news/2048567699326/second-aug-26-black-lives-matter-protest-in- phoenix-canceled-due-to-violent-threats-organizer-says https //www fox10phoenix.com/news/black-lives-matter-marches-in-phoenix-canceled-due-to-violent-threats- organizer-says 2020/05/28 https //www azcentral com/story/news/local/phoenix-breaking/2020/05/28/phoenix-protest-stand-solidarity-family- george-floyd/5276289002/ 2020/05/29 https //www usnews com/news/us/articles/2020-05-29/phoenix-march-to-protest-george-floyd-death-ends-with- clash COLORADO Alamosa Colorado Sun 2020/06/28  Black Lives Matter Shooting Alamosa Colorado.  A 27-year-old lawyer participating in a crosswalk protest is accused of shooting a man in the head as he drove through an intersection.  By Susan Greene. [Note from PF 2020/09/29  the author of this article on the Alamosa event struck me to have a tone that might not be fully legitimate.  I felt she might have a bias, and might possibly be engaged in media deceit, so I looked into what else she has written:  she does indeeds seem to be a candidate for a BLM-bias, as she has shown to write what at first glance appears to be a supportive article on Pastor Terrance Hughes of Colorado, expressed at the start of the article as “I am over the moon to report that the Rev. Terrance Hughes, Big T is back…” after a bout with COVID-19 that landed him in the hospital and on life support for almost two months.  She adds: “You may know Big T, as friends and family call him, as a leader in Denver’s civil rights community, co-pastor of New Covenant Christian Church/Alpha Omega Ministries Disciples of Christ, and candidate for the state House until the virus struck him in early March.  Another article by someone else indicates he received a special police escort from the hospital to his home, one that blocked traffic] From:  2020/05/05  https://coloradosun.com/2020/05/05/denver-pastor-terrance-hughes-covid-victim-to-leave- hospital/] https //coloradosun com/2020/06/28/black-lives-matter-shooting-alamosa-colorado/ Just before 6 p.m., a man driving a Dodge Ram pickup pulled up to the red light, then accelerated into the crosswalk. A video of the scene shows protesters lurch out of the way. It also shows one protester, a man dressed in a black T- shirt, pull a gun from his waistband and shoot the driver in the head…James Edward Marshall IV, the 27-year-old shooter, is facing a slew of charges, including attempted murder. He knows a thing or two about what he’s up against because he is a defense lawyer.  Marshall grew up in Cincinnati’s suburbs and studied political science at Ohio State University…He graduated in 2018 from the University of Colorado Law School. https //coloradosun com/2020/06/28/black-lives-matter-shooting-alamosa-colorado/ KRDO 2020/06/06   Video shows moments surrounding Alamosa protest shooting https //krdo com/news/2020/06/06/video-shows-moments-surrounding-alamosa-protest-shooting/ Excerpt:  The Alamosa Police Department charged attorney James Marshall, 27, with attempted murder and assault after investigators said he shot Danny Pruitt, 49, of Canon City.  KRDO NewsChannel 13 obtained security camera footage, which has been provided to police, from a nearby business that captured the moments surrounding the shooting.  The surveillance video time-stamped at 5:55 p.m. Thursday shows the incident in its entirety during a protest in downtown Alamosa. The video shows about a dozen protestors were lining Main Street with signs in hand.  A black truck pulls up and as the driver goes through the crosswalk. That's when a protestor reaches in their pocket and pulls out what police say is a gun. The surveillance video shows the protestor aim the object at the passenger side window of the truck.  Within 11 seconds of nearing the crosswalk, the trucks comes to a halt in the middle of the intersection. Protestors immediately scatter and cars continue to drive around the stopped truck for about two and a half minutes. Video then shows the truck moving through the intersection. https //krdo com/news/2020/06/06/video-shows-moments-surrounding-alamosa-protest-shooting/ Denver 2020/08/26   Colorado Black Round Table says weekend rioters were not Black Lives Matters protesters https //www thedenverchannel com/news/local-news/colorado-black-round-table-says-weekend-rioters-were-not- black-lives-matters-protesters.  By Deb Stanley Excerpt:  The leader of Colorado Black Round Table says weekend rioters in downtown Denver were not Black Lives Matter protesters.  "Black community protesters — we go during the day. Most of the time, we go during the day," said John Bailey with Colorado Black Round Table. "We don't hide our faces, we don't get behind hoods and masks, don't carry a pickax under our coat in the middle of summer — that's not how we operate."  Bailey said he wants people to know that they don’t partake in violence, destruction of property. Denver officials said on Sunday that the actions of the people on Saturday amounted to "anarchy." https //www thedenverchannel com/news/local-news/colorado-black-round-table-says-weekend-rioters-were-not- black-lives-matters-protesters KDVR 2020/06/19   75 Denver police officers injured during Black Lives Matter protests and riots.  By web staff https //kdvr com/news/local/75-denver-police-officers-injured-during-george-floyd-protests-and-riots/ Excerpt:  Large protests and riots lasted for more than a week in and around downtown Denver, and we’re now starting to get a look at the scope of the impact.  FOX31’s Rob Low requested data from the Denver Department of Public Safety, and learned that at least 75 officers were injured….Many of the injuries were cuts, scrapes and other injuries to officers’ arms and legs, however several suffered head and other injuries from bricks and other thrown items. Below is the unedited chart sent to FOX31 from Denver Public Safety that outlines the officers’ injuries. A representative for the department said this list could grow if more injuries are reported. laceration to arm from rock/bottle;   Broken elbow from stepping off of a curb and falling;   Broken ankle Abdominal injury from rock (two);   Foot injury to avoid being struck by vehicle;   Ears/hearing from explosive thrown at him by rioter;   Ofc in crowd; rolled ankle during riots;   Ofc hit; shoulder, abdom, arm;   arm injury from object hitting him;   arm injury from rock hitting him;   Shin with rock; chest/arm with a brick;   shoulder injury;   leg with large rock Jaw/Neck/Leg from being hit with objects;   Chest/Ribs from rock hitting him;   Hand from rocks hitting him Laceration to arm entering business with broken window;   Arm from rocks and concrete chunks hitting him arm from firework striking him; ankle from hit by rock;   Debris in eye from gust of wind while monitoring protest at HQ;   elbow from rock/brick;   face from rock;   Groin from rock;   Hand/Arm/Leg from rocks;   Foot/Thigh/ankle from various objects;   Shin from Brick/large rock;   Ears/hearing from explosion of homemade explosives and mortar fireworks;   Head/Neck from rock;   Sprained ankle;   foot from rock;   thumb injury;   jaw from rock that hit him through car window;   knee injury;   SBI to leg from intentionally being struck by car;   Ankle from brick SBI to leg from intentionally being struck by car;   SBI to leg from intentionally being struck by car;   Hip – fell from RDV Wrist/Hand – Fell from RDV;   Hand from rock;   Elbow/Hand/Leg hit by rocks;   Knee from rock;   Hand/shoulder from rocks;   Arm (possible bicep tear/shoulder inj);   Right arm from rock;   hand from rock;   leg from being hit with unknown items;   foot/knee from being hit with rocks;    leg from being hit with rocks;   hand laceration from bottle thrown at him;   ankle from rock, ankle sprain;   ankle from rock, ringing in ears from explosives various parts of body from rocks bricks and bottle strikes;   legs/elbow/shoulder from rocks; IED explosion caused rining in ear;   elbow from brick;   hand from bottle;   hand from rock or bottle;    neck/elbow from landscaping brick temp loss of hearing from firework; head/arm/leg from bottles/rocks;   foot injury;  hit by rocks…. shin injury – 4 rocks hit him arms/legs from being hit with rocks, hamstring and thumb from explosives head, struck by rock thrown from protestor hand/ankle/chest from rocks Finger injured when it was smashed with something by a protestor elbow from bottle; leg from rock Shoulder injury, contusion to ankle, exp to unk chem shoulder from rock being thrown at him by protestor leg from rock thrown by protestor; foot from rock thrown by protestor foot/shoulder from rocks; sprain knees from deployment, ringing ears from expl wrist from rock; bruise upper back; ringing in ears from morter round Foot/knee from rocks; burning on right hand from unk subst bruising/cuts from IED; ears from expl; hand/shoulder/head/arm thigh/foot from rocks leg from glass bottle; knee from rock; abdomen from rock; ears from homemade explosives https //kdvr com/news/local/75-denver-police-officers-injured-during-george-floyd-protests-and-riots/ Denver Post 2020/08/23    Denver officials denounce “anarchists” who damaged property, set fires during anti-police demonstration Citing damage to Quiznos, Gov. Jared Polis calls demonstrators’ actions “criminal terrorism”  By Shelly Bradbury. https //www denverpost com/2020/08/23/denver-riot-protest-vandalism-police-hancock/ FLORIDA Note:  Communists/Socialists in State Politics: Kathy Castor (D-FL) Has worked closely with Cuba and pro-Castro organizations to open US trade with the communist island. Miami WLRN 2020/06/02  A Federal 'Riot Team' Was Sent To Miami. Now They're Leaving Without Being Deployed.  Daniel Rivero https //www wlrn org/local-news/2020-06-02/a-federal-riot-team-was-sent-to-miami-now-theyre-leaving-without- being-deployed NBC Miami 2020/05/31  ‘Stop Killing Us': Thousands of Protestors Take Over South Florida Streets https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/stop-killing-us-thousands-of-protestors-take-over-south-florida- streets/2241631/ Florida focus on federal, private or citizen riot response https://www.wlrn.org/local-news/2020-06-02/a-federal-riot-team-was-sent-to-miami-now-theyre-leaving-without- being-deployed ILLINOIS Note: Communists/Socialists in State Politics:  Bobby Rush (D-IL) Former leader of the Maoist-leaning Black Panther Party. Has worked closely with Communist Party USA and Democratic Socialists of America. Has traveled to Cuba twice.  Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-IL) Has worked closely with the Communist Party USA for nearly 40 years.  Danny Davis (D-IL) Was a member of Democratic Socialists of America in the mid 2000s. Has worked closely with the Communist Party USA since the 1980s. Also close to Committees of Correspondence in the 1990s.  Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) Was a member of Democratic Socialists of America in the 1980s and has continued to work closely with the organization. Has also worked closely with some Communist Party USA members.] Chicago Wirepoints 2020/07/20 Dear Black Lives Matter Supporters, Chicago’s Latest Riot is on You.  Mark Glennon https://wirepoints.org/dear-black-lives-matter-supporters-chicagos-latest-riot-is-on-you-wirepoints/ KANSAS/MISSOURI Kansas City areas Kansas City, Missouri Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas Newsbreak Curfew ordered https://www.newsbreak.com/kansas/kansas-city/news/1575771762759/kansas-city-curfew-announced-after-country- club-plaza-black-lives-matter-protest-turns-into-riot Overland Park, Kansas Incident Kansas City dot com 2020/07/31 Why did Overland Park Black Lives Matter protest devolve into arrests — and what now.  By Michael Ryan. https://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/michael-ryan/article244606742.html KENTUCKY Louisville [Note from PF:  Attorney General actively connected with case is a black Republican:  Daniel Jay Cameron is an American politician and attorney serving as the 51st Attorney General of Kentucky. Cameron is the first Republican elected to the office since 1944 and the first African-American attorney general of Kentucky. Wikipedia] New York Times 2020/09/24   What We Know About Breonna Taylor’s Case and Death Fury over the killing of Ms. Taylor by the police has fueled tense demonstrations in Louisville, Ky., and elsewhere. By Richard A. Oppel Jr., Derrick Bryson Taylor and Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs https://www.nytimes.com/article/breonna-taylor-police.html The Hill 2020/09/28   Breonna Taylor case grand juror seeks public release of transcript.   BY JUSTINE COLEMAN https //thehill com/homenews/state-watch/518680-breonna-taylor-case-grand-juror-seeks-public-release-of- transcript Excerpt:  The filing alleges that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron used the grand jurors "as a shield to deflect accountability and responsibility for those decisions,” which has caused “more seeds of doubt in the process,” according to the Courier Journal. MARYLAND Baltimore  as of June 2020 reduced riots perhaps as learning from 2015 riots Baltimore Sun 2020/06/03 ‘City of Baltimore has made the nation proud,' mayor says day after more than 1,000 gathered for protest Jessica Anderson https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/bs-md-ci-cr-protest-arrests-20200602-oithvyeuqjgadf4zcpn7hzav4e- story.html MICHIGAN Lansing   Detroit News 2020/05/31  Protesters smash governor building windows, block streets surrounding michigan capital. Craig Mauger https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/05/31/protesters-block-streets-surrounding-michigan- capitol/5299719002/ MINNESOTA Leftist Watch: [Communists/Socialists in State Politics:   Betty McCollum (D-MN) Close ties to communist Laos. Has worked with Democratic Socialists of America members. Traveled to Cuba in 2014.  Ilhan Omar (D-MN) Supported by Democratic Socialists of America- controlled groups Our Revolution and National Nurses United. Reportedly a self- described “Democratic Socialist.”] BLM losing support Law Enforcement Today 2020/09/03   Black Lives Matter to lose support in Minnesota as destruction mounts.  By Chris Elliot https //www lawenforcementtoday com/riots-causing-black-lives-matter-to-lose-support-in-minnesota-as- destruction-mounts/ Excerpt:  The Black Lives Matter movement got a significant shot in the arm after the death of George Floyd while in police custody.  While initially there was large support for the movement, specifically in the state of Minnesota, a few riots later seems to have made some people change their… Leadership Minneapolis and Minnesota in general George Floyd Riots:  Who has been on board during them: Governor during riots:  Tim Walz Minneapolis Police Chief  black police chief Medaria Arradondo Attorney General Keith Ellison (D), who had recently become the first Muslim elected to Congress Keith Maurice Ellison is an American politician and lawyer serving as the 30th Attorney General of Minnesota. A member of the Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, Ellison was the U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 5th congressional district from 2007 to 2019. Wikipedia Born: August 4, 1963 (age 57 years), Detroit, MI Spouse: Kim Ellison (m. 1987–2012) Office: Minnesota Attorney General since 2019 Education: University of Minnesota Law School (1987–1990), MORE Children: Jeremiah Ellison, Isaiah Ellison, Elijah Ellison, Amirah Ellison St. Paul Star Tribune 2020/07/13  Buildings damaged in Minneapolis, St. Paul after riots. Twin Cities restaurants and retail stores were hit the hardest in the rioting following George Floyd's killing.By Josh Penrod, C.J. Sinner and MaryJo Webster https://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-st-paul-buildings-are-damaged-looted-after-george-floyd-protests- riots/569930671/ 2020/08/27 1,000 Law Enforcement Members On Minneapolis Streets After Downtown Riot https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2020/08/27/were-prepared-law-enforcement-lay-out-plans-to-protect-minneapolis- after-night-of-lawlessness/ MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There was a strong show of force in Minneapolis Thursday night, 24 hours after rioting and looting erupted on the streets.  It all started Wednesday evening after rumors spread that police were involved in the death of a Black man, who was suspected of murder. Police released surveillance video that showed he died by suicide on Nicollet Mall. A comprehensive plan, including 1,000 members of law enforcement from around the Twin Cities and state, was put in place to prevent more lawlessness. 2020/06/09  Aerial views of St. Paul Minneapolis https://www.twincities.com/2020/06/09/aerial-views-of-st-paul-minneapolis-show-the-extent-of-destruction-from- riots/ 2020/05/27-28 'Unbelievable devastation': 1 dead as Floyd protests boil over again https://www.mprnews.org/story/2020/05/27/violence-near-south-minneapolis-police-precinct-continues-a-second- day Minnesota-focus on federal, private militia or citizen riot response 2020/08/03   Minnesota lawmaker speaks out on BLM protesters at his home, decries 'loud profane mob' Limmer is one of many politicians who have had demonstrators show up at their homes.  Tyler Olsen https://www.foxnews.com/politics/minnesota-lawmaker-speaks-out-on-blm-protesters-at-home Excerpt: EXCLUSIVE: A Minnesota lawmaker whose house Black Lives Matter protesters visited last month spoke to Fox News about the experience of having the demonstrators bang on his front door and demand he come out and address them. He called recent Black Lives Matter protests "nothing but a loud profane mob coming to peoples' houses." State Sen. Warren Limmer, a Republican and the assistant majority leader, saw a group of about a dozen or more Black Lives Matter protesters demonstrate outside his house on July 18. A two-hour-long video of the encounter was posted on the Facebook page of Alpha News before going newly viral this past weekend.  Limmer said that although authorities had alerted him of the planned protest and he had left his home by the time demonstrators arrived, the protests were "unnerving" to his wife and he felt bad for his neighbors, who had to deal with the protesters blocking "half the street" and the "profanity." Fox 9 2017/11/10 Militia group says they’re ready for civil war Excerpt:   Minnesota’s militia groups are active, but their movements are almost never seen by the general public. Through public records and interviews, the Fox 9 Investigators got a rare look at one of the groups….According to a previously sealed search warrant, the FBI considers the Minnesota 3 Percenters a “militia group which believes in the violent resistance to or intended overthrow of the U.S. Government.”  “I don’t know why they’re targeting us, just the ideology we have,” said Thomas. The FBI said it was also what Thomas wrote on Facebook: “I can guaranty (sic) you that I’ll be one of the first to start killing feds…. And am actually trying to build up our capacity to challenge them” (March 12, 2016)….When asked if he meant federal agents he replied, “can’t comment on that”.  When asked if the groups are racists he said: “I disagree with the white supremacist movement. I disagree with the black supremacist movement.” https://www.fox9.com/news/minnesota-militia-group-says-theyre-ready-for-civil-war Other Minnesota articles on damage, etc. The Center Square 2020/07/06  Gov. Walz requests federal funding after riots caused $500 million in damage.  Scott McClallen https://www.thecentersquare.com/minnesota/gov-walz-requests-federal-funding-after-riots-caused-500-million-in- damage/article_bcf0f4d4-bfaf-11ea-abc6-b77194d7f388.html Market Watch https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-insurance-bill-for-damage-and-looting-during-protests-over-george-floyds- death-will-be-at-least-25-million-and-thats-just-in- Star Tribune 2020/08/31   Skyrocketing demolition costs for riot damaged properties delay rebuilding.  Jeffrey Meitdrodt https://www.startribune.com/skyrocketing-demolition-costs-for-riot-damaged-properties-delay- rebuilding/572269302/ NEBRASKA Note: Black special prosecutor Fred Franklin and black attorney Wayne on Scurlock-Gardner case.  Kleine believes Gardner acted in self-defense (see KETV-2020/09/23) during an attack on and around his bar business in Omaha, Nebraska. Omaha Omaha dot com 2020/09/22   Social media won't solve issues underlying the Scurlock-Gardner tragedy.  By Randy Essex https //omaha com/opinion/columnists/social-media-wont-solve-issues-underlying-the-scurlock-gardner- tragedy/article_a039879f-3b1f-5544-94a8-4c76eec844ed.html [Note from PF:  *this sounds like biased language, the word choice provocatuer has a slant to it] Excerpt:  Conservative provocateur* Ann Coulter, with 2.2 million followers, launched an error-filled tweet storm.  Somewhere in the Twitter mess of not facts, Democrats were blamed for Gardner being charged, even though Kleine, a Democrat, initially decided not to file charges…When Franklin announced the indictment last week, he gave an overview of new evidence, including messages on Gardner’s phone and video from inside his bar.  Since charges were filed, we expected those details to emerge in court. Now that Gardner has committed suicide, we are pressing for the grand jury report Franklin had promised if no charges were brought. We believe the city needs that transparency.  Moving toward equal treatment for people of color is an important, ongoing battle supported at least in words this summer by Omaha police, the mayor, business leaders and others.  Suicide by our nation’s veterans, of whom Gardner was one, is a crisis we also must address.  We cannot do these things if we get sucked in by Twitter influencers who benefit from encouraging people to scream and threaten.  James Scurlock and Jake Gardner carried the experiences of their very different lives onto Harney Street on the chaotic night of May 30 and got into a fight. Video shows that much without dispute. Gardner brought a gun that he fired three times, and the judicial system was set to determine if his actions were criminal. That also is an indisputable fact. https //omaha com/opinion/columnists/social-media-wont-solve-issues-underlying-the-scurlock-gardner- tragedy/article_a039879f-3b1f-5544-94a8-4c76eec844ed.html Omaha dot com https://omaha.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/its-about-justice-white-bar-owner-is-charged-with- manslaughter-in-james-scurlock-shooting/article_7ec77c96-94be-5c5d-9e43-fbff9845c51b.html Omaha dot com 2020/09/06  Provocation or protection? Videos, case law will guide grand jury in James Scurlock's death.  Todd Cooper https //omaha com/news/local/crime-and-courts/provocation-or-protection-videos-case-law-will-guide-grand- jury-in-james-scurlocks-death/article_97843e71-3813-56d6-803f-25caaca2524a.html Excerpt:  To try to unpack what the grand jury process will look like, The World-Herald interviewed two longtime criminal defense attorneys, both of whom have served as prosecutors and handled self-defense cases, as well as a veteran Creighton University criminal law professor. Omaha dot com https://omaha.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/its-about-justice-white-bar-owner-is-charged-with- manslaughter-in-james-scurlock-shooting/article_7ec77c96-94be-5c5d-9e43-fbff9845c51b.html Omaha dot com 2020/09/23   In dueling press conferences, Franklin and Kleine disagree over points in Scurlock-Gardner case. By Todd Cooper https://omaha.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/in-dueling-press-conferences-franklin-and-kleine-disagree- over-points-in-scurlock-gardner-case/article_77d4ba57-2b0f-50f2-abe5-1f7e3313786f.html KETV 2020/09/23 Special prosecutor, Douglas Co. Attorney at odds over death of James ScurlockBy Sara Fili https://www.ketv.com/article/special-prosecutor-douglas-co-attorney-at-odds-over-death-of-james- scurlock/34135698# NEW MEXICO Albuquerque, New Mexico Albuq. Journal 2020/06  Riot breaks out following peaceful protest https://www.abqjournal.com/1461898/riot-breaks-out-following-peaceful-protest-ex-keller-calls-it-a-heinous-attack- on-struggling-businesses-blames-small-separate https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/15/us/conquistador-onate-albuquerque-new-mexico-unrest.html New Mexico - focus on federal, private militia or citizen riot response KUNM 2020/05/29   ABQ Police Deploy Riot Teams After Peaceful Black Lives Matter Rally By NASH JONES, MARISA DEMARCO & HANNAH COLTON • https://www.kunm.org/post/abq-police-deploy-riot-teams-after-peaceful-black-lives-matter-rally NEW YORK [Communists/Socialists in State Politics:   Greg Meeks (D-NY) Has traveled to Cuba at least 3 times. Was a strong supporter of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez.  Grace Meng (D-NY) Very close to the pro-Beijing Asian Americans for Equality. Was also active in a radical Korean-American organization.  Nydia Velasquez (D-NY) Close ties to Democratic Socialists of America. Welcomed Fidel Castro to Harlem in 1995.  Yvette Clarke (D-NY) Addressed a Workers World Party rally in 2005. A close ally of a prominent Democratic Socialists of America member. Traveled to Cuba in 2007.  Jerry Nadler (D-NY) Was a member of the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee in the 1970s and was involved with Democratic Socialists of America in the ’80s and ’90s.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) A member of Democratic Socialists of America.  Jose Serrano (D-NY) Close ties to the Communist Party USA and Democratic Socialists of America. Was a strong supporter of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez.] Rochester 2020/09/11  Mass resignation by Rochesters’ top cops is a win for the mob and loss for the public https://nypost.com/2020/09/11/mass-resignation-of-rochesters-top-cops-a-win-for-mob-loss-for-public/ OREGON Portland, Oregon and other parts of Oregon:  all material has been moved to Oregon Riots: BLM6 Oregon Riots 2020 PENNSYLVANIA Lancaster Who:  Officer in Lancaster, PA    Victim:  Ricardo Munoz   How:  By shooting, after Munoz pulled knife Result:  Black Lives Matter riots The Post Millennial 2020/09/13   BLM riots in Lancaster, PA over shooting of felon who tried to stab a police officer.  By Ian Miles Cheong https //thepostmillennial com/blm-riots-in-lancaster-pa-over-shooting-of-felon-who-tried-to-stab-a-police-officer Excerpt:  An officer-involved shooting in Lancaster City, PA took the life of 27-year-old Ricardo Munoz on Sunday. The action prompted widespread Black Lives Matter riots across the Pennsylvanian city to demand justice for the man, whom they claim was murdered by a trigger-happy police officer…The police were called to the area for a report of an in-progress domestic disturbance when Munoz lunged at the responding officer while brandishing a knife over his head. https //thepostmillennial com/blm-riots-in-lancaster-pa-over-shooting-of-felon-who-tried-to-stab-a-police-officer UTAH Utah focus on federal, private militia or citizen riot response Provo The Utah Citizens’ Alarm The Guardian 2020/07/27   The birth of a militia: how an armed group polices Black Lives Matter protests https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jul/27/utah-militia-armed-group-police-black-lives-matter-protests Excerpt:  My biggest fear, probably, is my children being brought up and having to grow up in a country that has completely lost its freedom, and that is under attack, and that is turning into this cesspool of violence and chaos,” he said. “Our enemy is now within, and that’s really scary to me.”  In Utah, members of a militia claim their presence deters protesters from becoming violent and destroying the state.  Armed counter protesters in Hawaiian shirts, suggestive of an affiliation with the boogaloo movement (a loosely organized far-right anti-government group), march in Provo, Utah.  Armed counter protesters in Hawaiian shirts, suggestive of an affiliation with the boogaloo movement (a loosely organized far-right anti-government group), march in Provo, Utah. Photograph: Steven Waggoner The Utah Citizens’ Alarm is only a month old, and yet it already boasts 15,000-plus members. The citizen militia’s recruits wear military fatigues and carry assault rifles. Their short-term goal, they say, is to act as a physical presence of intimidation to deter protesters from becoming violent and destroying the state of Utah. Their long-term goal: to arm and prepare the state of Utah against underground movements they believe will incite civil war. 'These are his people': inside the elite border patrol unit Trump sent to Portland  Read more The group was conceived in reaction to a Black Lives Matter protest against police brutality organized by different groups in Provo, Utah, on 29 Jun

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Seattle https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/07/25/seattle-police-declare-riot-renewed-black-lives-matter-protests/ https://www.seattlemet.com/news-and-city-life/2020/09/seattle-summer-of-protest-for-black-lives-a-timeline https://www.kuow.org/stories/the-evolution-of-the-seattle-protests https://www.voanews.com/usa/race-america/seattle-judge-backs-subpoena-blm-protest-photos https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/07/us/defund-police-seattle-protests.html https://www.newsweek.com/generation-gaps-pull-black-lives-matter-1525559 https://mynorthwest.com/2169524/black-lives-matter-seattle-king-county-spd-investigation/ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53291289 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-race-protests-seattle/seattle-black-lives-matter-clashes-spark-45-arrests-21- police-injured-idUSKCN24Q0VO WASHINGTON, DC Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Former Young Peoples Socialist League member. Long connection to Democratic Socialists of America. 2020/06/01  Attorney General Steps Up Federal Law Enforcement Response To Protests Ryan Lucas https://www.npr.org/2020/06/01/867059312/attorney-general-steps-up-federal-law-enforcement-response-to-protests WISCONSIN [Communists/Socialists in Politics:  Mark Pocan (D-WI) Close to some Democratic Socialists of America activists. Long-time active supporter of Colombian revolutionary movements.  Gwen Moore (D-WI) Has been mentored by leading Democratic Socialists of America and Communist Party USA members.] Wisconsin overall:   Police shot Jacob Blake 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse was arrested for killing two people during night riots. Rioters Have Caused Nearly $2 Million in Damage to City Property in Kenosha. Rioters have caused nearly $2 million in damage to city-owned property in Kenosha, Wis. after the police shooting of Jacob Blake on August 23 sparked unrest in the city, according to a new report.  https://www.nationalreview.com/news/rioters-have-caused-nearly-2- million-in-damage-to-city-property-in- kenosha/#:~:text=Rioters%20Have%20Caused%20Nearly%20%242%20Million%20in%20Damage%20to%20City%20Pro perty%20in%20Kenosha,-By%20Brittany%20Bernstein&text=Kamil%20Krzaczynski%2FReuters)- ,Rioters%20have%20caused%20nearly%20%242%20million%20in%20damage%20to%20city,according%20to%20a%20 new%20report. Wauwatosa, Wisconsin https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/black-lives-matter-rioters-hunt-down-black-officer-attack-and-try-to-kill- him-and-his-girlfriend-at-her-home/ Kenosha, Wisconsin Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian Fee dot org 2020/09/10   New Reporting Shows Kenosha Riots Hit Minority Communities Hardest: Callous disregard of property rights creates long-term instability that scares away business investment and reduces economic opportunity. Brad Polumbo https://fee.org/articles/new-reporting-shows-kenosha-riots-hit-minority-communities-hardest/ Bay News 2020/08/25  Kenosha surveys second night’s riot with damage with fear of more to come https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/public-safety/2020/08/25/kenosha-surveys-second-night-s-riot-damage-with- fear-of-more-to-come Wisconsin focus on citizen or private militia response Call for “Armed Citizens”; Kenosha Guard Kenosha Guard Kevin Mathewson, a leader of the Kenosha Guard who helped organize Tuesday’s activity, said in an interview that he had never met or communicated with Rittenhouse.   Mathewson, 36, is a former Kenosha alderman now working as a private investigator and security contractor. He said his aim was to “alert the public that there will be other citizens out there willing to protect our lives and property since the police were outnumbered every night….Mathewson, who was carrying a pistol and an AR-15, waved away concerns that the armed presence had exacerbated the unrest, saying he was intent on protecting businesses and the residential units above them. “I happen to agree with what the protesters are saying, but I don’t like seeing my neighborhood burnt to the ground,” he said, adding that law enforcement on the scene had a “positive” reaction to the citizen mobilization. “They were handing out water to some of us, thanking us and greeting us very warmly.”” https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/kenosha-guard-armed-militia/2020/08/26/b5c9fac4-e7a6-11ea-a414- 8422fa3e4116_story.html Kyle Rittenhouse related incident in Kenosha The Guardian 2020/08/26 Kenosha milita protest shooting - facebook Adam Mahoney in Kenosha, Lois Beckett and Julia Carrie Wong in Oakland and Victoria Bekiempis in New York https //www theguardian com/us-news/2020/aug/26/kenosha-militia-protest-shooting-facebook USA TODAY (also seen under BLM-Portland and Funding) 2020/09/01  Justice Department investigates protest leaders, funding in Portland and other cities Kevin Johnson https //www usatoday com/story/news/politics/2020/09/01/justice-department-investigating-blm-protest- leaders-funding/3454937001/ Excerpt:  President Donald Trump has since seized on the unrest to promote a "law and order" campaign theme in the homestretch of the 2020 campaign. Trump is taking that campaign to Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday,  where the community has been reeling from separate demonstrations related to the last month's shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was shot seven times in the back in an encounter with local police. Blake is now paralyzed, family members said.  Ahead of his Wisconsin trip, the president has stoked controversy by refusing to condemn the actions of a 17-year-old accused in the fatal shootings of two Kenosha protesters in the days after Blake was wounded.  Trump on Monday appeared to publicly embrace a defense attorney's account that the suspect, Kyle Rittenhouse, acted in self-defense…Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian had urged Trump on Monday to pick another time to allow the city to heal. "The timing on this was not good," the mayor said. https //www usatoday com/story/news/politics/2020/09/01/justice-department-investigating-blm-protest- leaders-funding/3454937001/ Washington Post 2020/08/26   After online warnings, armed civilians bring threat of violence to protests in Kenosha and elsewhereBy Joshua Partlow, Isaac Stanley-Becker and Mark Guarino https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/kenosha-guard-armed-militia/2020/08/26/b5c9fac4-e7a6-11ea-a414- 8422fa3e4116_story.html Excerpt:  The Kenosha Guard, which called on people to bring guns to Tuesday’s protest, denied on Wednesday that it had any connection to Rittenhouse. Wisconsin Examiner 2020/08/27  A ‘call to arms’ that filled Kenosha with combat weaponsFormer city alder is proud of urging militia members to descend on the city By Erik Gunn https //wisconsinexaminer com/2020/08/27/a-call-to-arms-that-filled-kenosha-with-combat-weapons/ Nationwide ABC News 2020/09/08   Deaths at protests from Kenosha to Portland, but motive tells different story:  Personal disputes and looting linked to some of the deaths.  By Bill Hutchinson https://abcnews.go.com/US/deaths-connected-protests-story-complicated/story?id=72724790 The Federalist 2020/09/16  Study up to 95 percent of 2020 US riots are linked to BLM. A report accompanying the data project, however, reads like an upscale attempt to blame the police for criminals’ decision to steal, kill, and destroy.   By Joy Pullmann. https //thefederalist com/2020/09/16/study-up-to-95-percent-of-2020-u-s-riots-are-linked-to-black-lives-matter/ Excerpt:  Contrary to corporate media narratives, up to 95 percent of this summer’s riots are linked to Black Lives Matter activism, according to data collected by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED). The data also show that nearly 6 percent — or more than 1 in 20 — of U.S. protests between May 26 and Sept. 5 involved rioting, looting, and similar violence, including 47 fatalities.  ACLED is a nonprofit organization that tracks conflict across the globe. Its U.S. project that collected the summer protest data is supported by Princeton University. The project’s spreadsheet collating tens of thousands of data points documents 12,045 incidents of U.S. civil unrest from May 26, 2020 to Sept. 5, 2020. May 26 is the day after George Floyd’s death in police custody with enough fentanyl in his system to have died of an overdose if police had never touched him. https //thefederalist com/2020/09/16/study-up-to-95-percent-of-2020-u-s-riots-are-linked-to-black-lives-matter/ NBC 2020/09/01   Where protesters go, armed militias, vigilantes likely to follow with little to stop them "What animates these groups is anti-government, but it's also anti-left," one expert said. "They are often drawn to these events."  By Safia Samee Ali https //www nbcnews.com/news/us-news/where-protesters-go-armed-militias-vigilantes-likely-follow-little-stop- n1238769 Excerpt:  Within hours, the patrolling turned deadly. Rittenhouse is charged with two counts of first-degree homicide and one count of attempted homicide…Prosecutors say Kyle Rittenhouse, armed with a semi-automatic rifle, killed two people and injured another person on the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin, when he opened fire Aug. 25 during protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. USA Today 2020/09/09  More than a dozen police chiefs faced backlash – and left – after George Floyd's death. Here's a list. N'dea Yancey-Bragg https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/09/09/george-floyd-death-police-chiefs-fired-resign-abruptly- retire-list/5755934002/ Washington Post 2020/07/25  Protests explode across the country; police declare riots in Seattle, Portland. By Christian Davenport and Gregory Scruggs https //www washingtonpost com/nation/2020/07/25/seattle-police-declare-riot-renewed-black-lives-matter- protests/ In Seattle, police said protesters set fire to a construction site for a juvenile detention facility. In Portland, protesters breached a federal courthouse. https //www washingtonpost com/nation/2020/07/25/seattle-police-declare-riot-renewed-black-lives-matter- protests/ 2020/06/18 As protests spread to small-town America, militia groups respond with armed intimidation and online threats https //www washingtonpost com/national/as-protests-spread-to-small-town-america-militia-groups-respond- with-online-threats-and-armed-intimidation/2020/06/18/75c4655e-b0a1-11ea-8f56-63f38c990077_story html Excerpt:  When the march unfolded earlier this month, bringing more than 400 people to a park opposite the public library, an armed militia stood guard — at ground level but also atop nearby roofs, as if ready to act as snipers.  “Honestly, it was terrifying,” Espinoza said. “They claimed they were there to protect the city from outsiders, but it felt more like preparation to kill.”  The demonstrations against racial injustice and police brutality that have convulsed major metropolitan areas, from Minneapolis to Miami, have also made their way into small-town America, redrawing the geography of the Black Lives Matter movement. But the activists spearheading unlikely assemblies in rural and conservative corners of the country have faced fierce online backlash and armed intimidation, which in some places is unfolding with the apparent support of local law enforcement. https //www washingtonpost com/national/as-protests-spread-to-small-town-america-militia-groups-respond- with-online-threats-and-armed-intimidation/2020/06/18/75c4655e-b0a1-11ea-8f56-63f38c990077_story html Updates 2020/10/20 Nebraska material added about black prosecutor and attorney on the Scurlock defense team in the Gardner/Scurlock case in Omaha.2020/10/16 Kansas City (Missouri and Kansas)added and Portland/Kenosha article on Justice Dept looking into BLM leaders and funders ; 2020/10/06 Nebraska added; 2020/10/05 Minnesota-Law Enforcement Today article about reduced support for BLM because of destruction, etc.; 2020/10/03-04 Lansing Michigan added, more added to Wisconsin. 2020/09/29 several things added incl. Colorado section; 2020/09/13 page started-Riots Related to BLM attacks
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